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SCC Names Henry McAree and Luke Merkel As Co-Baseball Players of the Week
Shoreline Community College announced on Tuesday that freshman pitcher Henry McAree and freshman outfielder Luke Merkel have been named "Co-Baseball Players of the Week" for the final week of the baseball season in 2013.

DSC_8842.JPGMcAree fired a no-hitter on Friday night against Olympic College, allowing 2 walks with 8 strikeouts in the 7 inning game. Henry also threw 11 innings of shutout pitching the week before against Skagit Valley College, just allowing 3 hits, in a 14 inning 1-0 loss for SCC to the Cardinals.

Merkel wient 3 for 7 (.429) in the doubleheader against Olympic College, scoring 2 runs with 3 RBIs plus had a stolen base and a sacrifice

The SCC team split a doubleheader with Olympic on Friday night,DSC_8836.JPG winning the no-hitter, 4-0 but then dropping a 5-4 game to the Rangers in the nightcap. OC forfeited to SCC on Sunday in the final games of the season.

Shoreline ended the season 21-21-1, the first .500 or better record in 23 years for the Dolphins. 
SCC Baseball Has First .500 Season In 23 Years
With Olympic College forfeiting two games to Shoreline Community College Baseball Team on Sunday, the Dolphins finished the regular season 21-21-1. The last SCC Baseball Team to finish .500 was the 1990 team that was 19-18.

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On Sunday, Olympic College showed up at Meridian Park thinking the game was suppose to start at 1:00pm instead of the scheduled 3:00pm time. Olympic would not stay or comeback to the park to play the games. 

SCC Athletics sent all teams playing SCC Baseball at home this season an email on January 28th, stating that SCC home baseball games were at 3:00pm.  The OC baseball coach responded to the email. The games were called forfeits by the NWAACC Office. 

The Dolphins were 9-15 in the NWAACC Northern Region and was in playoff contention until a four game sweep by Skagit Valley College ended those hopes last weekend. 3 of those games were 1 run defeats and the 4th, by 2 runs.

Congratulations SCC Baseball, for the best season in 23 years.
Henry McAree Throws No-Hitter for SCC Baseball
Coming off an 11 inning three hitter last week against Skagit Valley, Henry McAree topped himself with a 7 inning no-hitter on Friday night against Olympic College in Bremerton, WA.

DSC_8842.JPGMcAree was dominant in the 4-0 win, allowing no hits, only 2 walks and striking out 8 Rangers on the evening. He ran his record to 4-1 on the season and reduced his ERA to 2.83.

Luke Merkel was 1-2 at the plate, with 2 RBIs and a run scored for the Dolphin offense and Skyler Fraiser doubled for SCC as well. 

In Game 2, SCC dropped a tough but sloppy 5-4 game, as both teams combined for 17 hits, 7 walks and 9 errors in the game. Layton Bush started the game for SCC, allowing 4 earned runs in the 6.1 innings, Aaron took the loss for the Dolphins in relief. 

Danny Cavanaugh, Luke Merkel, Mitch Hoveke and Leonel Delmar had two hits for the Dolphins, but none were for extra bases.

The Dolphins hopes for an NWAACC playoff bid was loss as Bellevue defeated Skagit Valley College last night and the Dolphins loss put SCC out of the race.

SCC is 19-21 overall and 7-15 in the NWAACC Northern Region. The Dolphins finish the season on Mother's Day, with another doubleheader against Olympic at Meridian Park at 3:00pm. A SCC sweep on Sunday will give the Dolphins their first .500 season in over a decade. Olympic is now 13-28 overall and 3-19 in the league.
SCC Baseball Has Four NWAACC All-Academic Players For 2013
Shoreline Community College announced on Tuesday that four SCC Baseball players have been named to the NWAACC All-Academic Team for 2013. To qualify, all players must be in their 2nd year of eligibility, have 36 credits with a 3.25 GPA and be recommended by the college.

Making the All-Academic Team for SCC is:

#16 - Skyler Fraiser - 3.67 - Outfield - Vancouver, WA
#30 - Nic Van Der Ven - 3.55 - Pitcher - Seattle, WA
#8 - Leonel Delmar - 3.31 - Catcher - Maracaibo, Venezuela
#27- Jason Shaw - 3.26 - Pitcher - Lynnwood, WA

Congratulations Baseball Players.

SCC Baseball Vs Skagit Valley College Now On YouTube
SCC Baseball Vs Skagit Valley Is Now On SCC Athletic YouTube Site:

SCC is swept by Skagit Valley College on 5/5/13 at home at Meridian Park. SCC drops 2-1 and 4-2 games.

Go to attached link for Game 1: 

Henry McAree Named SCC Baseball Player of the Week
Shoreline Community College named freshman pitcher Henry McAree as the SCC Baseball Player of the Week.

DSC_8842.JPGMcAree, from Shorewood High School, pitched 11 innings of shutout ball on Saturday at Skagit Valley College in a 1-0 loss to the Cardinals. Henry started the game, which went 14 innings and allowed no runs, only 3 hits in 11 innings of work, struck-out 6 with 2 walks. 

The Dolphins had a tough week, losing 3 one run games to Skagit Valley and a two run game.

SCC finishes the regular season this weekend with two games at Olympic College on Friday night in Bremerton, WA and then hosts Olympic at Meridian Park on Sunday at 3:00pm for a doubleheader.
Skagit Valley Sweep of SCC Baseball Leaves NWAACC Playoffs A Long Shot For Dolphins
A tough weekend for SCC Baseball has left the hopes of a NWAACC Playoff bid a very long shot with the last weekend of Northern Region play schedule for this this weekend against Olympic College.

30S_1620.JPGSCC is now 4 games out of 4th place with 4 games to play and the Dolphins need to win all four games this weekend and have Bellevue lose all four games to Skagit Valley to force a tie between between SCC and Bellevue and have Douglas College lose at least 3 of 4 games to Edmonds CC and force a 3 way tie with Bellevue or for Edmonds to beat Douglas College four times and leave BC and SCC tied. SCC is 6-14 in the region, Bellevue is 10-10 and Douglas is 9-11.

On Saturday, SCC lost 1-0 to Skagit Valley in 14 innings, and 7-6 with a walkoff single with 2 outs in the 9th to score the lone run of the game.

On Sunday, SCC lost 2-1 and 4-2 in Skagit:

Game 1 - SCC's Nic Van Der Van was dominant, just allowing 2 hits, but walked 6 along with 6 strikeouts and the SCC defense had 3 errors. SVC went ahead in the 5th with a run, the Dolphins tied it in the 6th, but the Cardinals scored in the top of 7th and SCC was not able to respond.

Game 2 - SCC ace Jason Shaw was on the mound and had shut down30S_1716.JPG SVC through 6 innings, as the Dolphins took the lead in the bottom of 6th with 2 runs. A controversial top of the 7th inning was played as SCC Pitching Coach Dave Snell was ejected from the game on a visit to the mound and then SCC Head Coach Ryan Browne was ejected after an argument over play at the plate. Shaw gave up three runs, but only 1 earned in the inning, as the SCC defense committed 2 of their 3 errors in that inning.

Shaw pitched 6 & 1/3 innings, allowed 5 hits, with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts. He was taken out of the game in the 7th inning. SVC scored another run in the 8th inning and SCC could not muster a rally and lost 4-2. Kainoa Ahsing-Kaahanui led the SCC offense by going 4-4 in the second game with 1 RBI and 1-2 in the first game with a RBI as well.

SCC is now 18-20-1 on the season, the first time all season they have been below .500. Skagit Valley improved to 20-15 overall and 11-9 in the region. SCC plays Olympic College next weekend, with the first doubleheader being played in Bremerton on Friday, starting at 5:00pm. Game time on Sunday is 3:00pm at Meridian Park in Shoreline.
SCC Baseball Swept By Skagit Valley, Battle The Cardinals Today At Meridian Park:
After 7 hours of baseball on Saturday, the Shoreline Community College Baseball Team dropped two tough games at Shagit Valley College on Saturday, losing the opener 1-0 in 14 innings and then losing the 2nd game in the bottom of the 9th on a 2 out single to score the winning run from third in a 7-6 loss.

300_5729.JPGGame 1 - SCC's Henry McAree and Ty Olson from SVC were brillant, as McAree tossed 11 innings of shutout ball and McAree 12 innings in the 1-0 SVC victory in 14 innings. Both pitchers allowed three hits while Olson struckout 7 and allowed 3 walks and MaAree allowed 2 walks and had 6 strikeouts. Aaron Rose (0-4) took the loss for SCC in relief. SCC only had three hits in the game, two were doubles by Luke Merkel and Mitch Hoveke. SCC never had a runner passed 2nd base in the game. Skagit won the game on a single with two outs in the bottom of the 14th. 

Game 2 - SCC opened up in the scoring in the top of the first with a 300_5550.JPG single run, Skagit answered back in the bottom of the 3rd with 2 runs. SCC tied it back up in the tpp of the 4th, but Skagit seemed to take control of the game the next two innings by scoring 4 runs to lead 6-2, but SCC rallied for 4 runs in the 8th to tie it up, but SVC got a two out single to win the game again. Aaron Rose (0-5) was again the unlucky reliever to be on the mound for the final SVC rally. Danny Cavanaugh went 2-2 for SCC with 2 RBIs and 1 run scored while Kainoa Ahsing-Kaahanui and Beau Vintertun had 2 RBIs each as well.

SCC drops to 18-18-1 on the season and 6-12 in the NWAACC Northern Region. Skagit Valley improves to 18-15 overall and 9-9 in the region. The two teams play against today. 

SCC playoffs hopes slipped with the swept on Saturday, as they now trail SVC and Douglas College by 3 games with 6 games to go. SCC also trails Bellevue by 2 games, who swept Olympic yesterday and are 8-10 in the region. Douglas split with Everett CC on Saturday. SCC needs a sweep today to get back in the playoff hunt going into the final weekend of play next week.

Game time today for SCC Vs Skagit Valley is 3:00pm at Meridian Park, Shoreline, WA.
SCC Baseball Enters Weekend With Playoffs On The Line
Shoreline Community College Baseball for the first time in years, enters the final two weekends of NWAACC Northern Region play with important games on the line. A team that was 6-36 last season is 18-16-1 this season, 6-10 in the region, but only 2 games out of 3rd place and 1 game out of 4th, the final playoff spot in the region.

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SCC faces Skagit Valley College today in Mt. Vernon, WA and then tomorrow at Meridian Park in Shoreline, WA. SVC is 16-15 on the year and 7-9 in the region, one game ahead of SCC for that final playoff spot. Game time today is 1:00pm and on Sunday, 3:00pm. Both days feature a 7 inning game then 9 inning game in a  doubleheader. 

Bellevue College also has a 6-10 region record starting the day as well, as 4 teams battle for the final two playoff sports. Douglas College (12-13, 8-8) takes on league leading Everett CC (31-6, 18-2) this weekend while Bellevue (19-16, 6-10) takes on last place Olympic College (12-23, 2-14). 

Shoreline faces Olympic in the final weekend next Saturday and Sunday.